"This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country," Trump said. "As long as I am President, I will defend the sovereignty, safety, and security of the American People, and fight for an immigration system that serves the national interests of the United States and its citizens. Our country will always be safe, secure, and protected on my watch." … [Read more...] about Trump claims victory and vindication after Supreme Court upholds travel ban
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Republican Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) says this is the first hearing he’s seen being carried out “according to mob rule.” He said it’s “hard to take it seriously” when Democrats on the committee have “already made up their mind before the hearing. There’s nothing fair about that.” … [Read more...] about Read Live Updates From Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing
“No one is above the law in our constitutional system,” Kavanaugh said. “No matter where you come from, no matter how rich you are, how poor you are, no matter your race, gender, your position in life … it’s all equal justice under law.” … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Continues
The bottom line is that a legitimate fact finding role for the FBI in this process is simply not possible with this president in office, and Trump's corruption is the root cause of this. Because of it, there could not be such a fact-finding effort by the FBI in this case even if both parties were to agree that it's desirable. And Republicans - who are now claiming that testimony by just Ford and Kavanaugh will be sufficient, to keep this dispute shrouded in he-said/she-said uncertainty - are complicit in creating this state of affairs, in which bringing an external, neutral fact finding effort to bear on this process is essentially unthinkable. … [Read more...] about Trump’s corruption is staining everything. Now it’s about to stain the Supreme Court.
In the days before Christine Blasey Ford testified about Kavanaugh (who denies her allegation that he sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers), President Donald Trump tweeted: "I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!" It was a ludicrous idea, and thousands of people chimed in online to explain that so many victims - children, workers who fear for their jobs, those abused by close family members, people whose rapists threaten to kill them, those disabled by shame or other psychological torments - are not in a position to report their attackers. … [Read more...] about I reported my rapist today so he can’t become a Supreme Court justice later